Hudgens Urges People To Consider Renters Insurance

As the start of the college school year approaches, students moving out of the house or off campus may want to consider purchasing renters insurance. That is according to Georgia Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens. He said renters insurance can cover the loss of computers, flat screen TVs, musical instruments, wardrobe and much more in the event of theft, fire or […]

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Stephens Co. Bridge Part of “Bridge Bundling” Package

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A Stephens County bridge is now slated for replacement sometime in the next few years under a new process designed to accelerate local bridge replacement across the state. Georgia Department of Transportation officials said the process is called “bridge bundles,” and in this case, it used five design-build contracts that each group four to six bridge replacements geographically. There were […]

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Ivester Starts NGTC Tenure

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Today marks a new beginning at North Georgia Technical College. Dr. Mark Ivester officially starts his tenure as President of North Georgia Tech today, taking over for the now-retired Dr. Gail Thaxton. Ivester said he just wants to continue to move North Georgia Tech forward on the path it is currently on. “We want to get in as many students […]

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NGTC To Conduct Emergency Drills

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North Georgia Technical College will conduct three emergency preparedness drills this week. The school said one drill will take place on each campus and will involve faculty and staff along with multiple law enforcement agencies. The drills also will involve multiple EMS agencies, two local hospitals and the local media. School officials said that no students will be participating since […]

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Work Continues On “Orphan County” TV Issue

Stephens County government is continuing steps to try and obtain access to Atlanta television stations for county residents on satellite television. Tuesday, the county commission approved a letter of feasibility certificate request be sent to DirecTV, LLC. The letter from the county asks DirecTV to clarify whether or not, or to what extent, the company could provide Atlanta stations to […]

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One Dead in Wednesday Accident in NE Ga.

By Buddy Hardigree, WLHR Radio, Lavonia One person is dead and another is injured after a traffic accident Wednesday morning in northeast Georgia. According to the Hartwell Post of the Georgia State Patrol, the accident occurred at about 6:20 a.m. on Wednesday on the Georgia Highway 77 Connector near the Lavonia Speedway. The GSP said a Jeep Cherokee driven by […]

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WRAF Sale Finalized

The sale of the Toccoa Falls College radio station, WRAF Radio, to a Florida-based non-commercial religious format broadcaster is complete. School officials said that the sale of WRAF Radio and associated properties to Radio Training Network, Inc. of Lakeland, Florida closed last week. Radio Training Network, operators of His Radio 89.3 in Greenville, reportedly paid Toccoa Falls College $2.1 million […]

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Outgoing NGTC President Honored At Retirement Reception

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North Georgia Technical College bids farewell to retiring President Dr. Gail Thaxton. School and Technical College System of Georgia colleagues, local officials, and other dignitaries gathered at the school’s Clarkesville campus on Tuesday for Thaxton’s retirement reception. Dr. Thaxton has served as North Georgia Technical College President since 2012 when she moved to Habersham County after serving as President at […]

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Prayer Vigil Held in Downtown Toccoa

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A community comes together to pray. Thursday night, Stephens County residents joined local pastors in a prayer vigil in downtown Toccoa for the nation and for the community. Stephens County Commission Chair Dennis Bell called for the event earlier this month in light of events that have taken place across the nation. Bell said he appreciates the support the community […]

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Toccoa Wins Award for Golf Course Clubhouse Project

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Another Toccoa project receives recognition from the state chapter of a national organization. Toccoa Mayor Gail Fry said that city officials traveled to St. Simons earlier this month to again receive an award from the Georgia Chapter of the American Public Works Association. “We received the 2016 Project of the Year Award, Small Cities/Rural Communities, Historic Restoration/Preservation,” said Fry. “It […]

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